Police-involved shooting under investigation near Hammocks
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel responded to a police-involved shooting on Friday night near The Hammocks neighborhood. According to Miami-Dade Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, the shooting was at Southwest 162nd Avenue and Southwest 88th Street, also known as Kendall Drive. This is a developing story.
Dead boy’s mother had attempted to kill him before, prosecutors say
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Nine-year-old Alejandro Ripley is dead. And in a sinister twist, detectives and prosecutors are accusing his mother, Patricia Ripley, of killing him in southwest Miami-Dade County. Patricia Ripley arrives to TGK early Saturday morning after detectives arrested her. Fernandez Rundle said Patricia Ripley waited in her parked car for more than 15 minutes before lying about the abduction. “The vehicle then blocked her.”The mother said the men ambushed her at Southwest 158th Avenue and Southwest 88th Street.
9-year-old boy found dead after allegedly being abducted in The Hammocks
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Detectives on Friday afternoon were going in and out of the family home of a 9-year-old autistic boy who was found dead after police say he was abducted Thursday night in The Hammocks. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement canceled an Amber Alert for Alejandro Ripley on Friday morning, saying his body had been found. Miami-Dade County police say they’re operating under the assumption that the body is that of Ripley. The area is just four miles away from where Alejandro was allegedly abducted in Southwest Miami-Dade. The car then blocked her as a passenger got out of the car, ambushing Ripley and demanding drugs from her, authorities said.
List of gas stations out of fuel Thursday night in Palmetto Bay
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesPALMETTO BAY, Fla. - Gas stations continued to run out of gas in Palmetto Bay and The Hammocks on Thursday night ahead of Hurricane Dorian's expected landfall in Florida. American Gas at 10801 Caribbean Blvd . Chevron at 9500 SW 160th St.St. Marathon at 16815 S. Dixie HighwayMobil at 20201 S. Dixie HighwayMobil at 12795 SW 137th Ave., in the Hammocks neighborhoodAve., in the Hammocks neighborhood Shell at 11690 Quail Roost DriveShell at 16051 S. Dixie HighwayValero at 17250 S. Dixie HighwayFor the latest updates in your neighborhood, search the Gas Buddy data base. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Officials give final notice to homeless sex offenders living in encampment
The encampment near the intersection of Northwest 71st Street and 32nd Avenue had some 300 registered sex offenders. "Miami-Dade County should be embarrassed because of what these people are living like," said Steve Grafton, owner of Grafton Furniture. Registered sex offenders, whose victims were younger than 16, are required to live away from schools and day cares. Workers from Miami-Dade's Homeless Trust arrived Sunday night with police to give the offenders their eighth and final warning. "We're not going to let another encampment like this grow -- it's just not productive," said Ron Book, with Miami-Dade Homeless Trust.